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Mr. Sandman

I promised myself I wasn’t going to blog again until 2012. I need to get the site in order before I start adding even more of my nonsense to it. But here I am, 9 days later, bursting at the seams to talk about my latest tool…my Sander! I can’t express in words the excitement I feel when I think of all the doors that are now open to me because of this little monster.

I’ve recently started dabbling in furniture refurbishing (by “dabbling” I  mean every room in my house is littered with half-sanded desks and ornate dressers from various decades) and this sander is the key that will finally get the ball rolling.

It came with 2.5 extensions so I am able to sand multiple surfaces at different angles. The only problem with my particular model is the position of the power switch. You see, when I go to change the attachments my palm is so close to tapping the power button as my fingers are in the line of fire. The easiest solution to this is (of course) to unplug the sander while changing the extensions– but it will be very hard for me to put safety ahead of time management.

Aside from the possibility of wearing my fingers down to nubs with a simple slip of the palm, this is an amazing piece of machinery, and an absolute necessity if you’re going to delve into any refurbishing project.


About Kristen Van Loon

My name is Kristen Van Loon and this is the chronicle of my search for *Oomf!* Not only have I deemed myself qualified to revamp, repair, refurnish and refine my house, but I also jump into any DIY project that my friends, co-workers, family and practical strangers stumble upon. I would love to tell you that this is my full-time job and my complete life mission, but I make my bread and butter elsewhere and raise a daughter (Olivia). I have some experience but no time, no formal training and no money. My only saving grace is that I love figuring things out, I’m great at improvising and I’m always inspired. For the record, some things that I do (play with electricity, for one) may seem risky, and some of them are. I will always tell you what I’ve done, but I won’t ever suggest things for you that aren’t safe. Even though I push the envelope, I am only marginally incompetent. If sources (father, my brain, Google) tell me not to do something then I usually won’t. But if I do try and it blows up in my face (figuratively or literally) you will hear all about it, and you hopefully won’t attempt it. At the end of the day, I hope to inspire you. Space-Lift isn’t just a blog, it’s a verb. It’s an action that brightens your surroundings by assaulting everything that needs improvement. Nothing is off limits, and all possibilities will be considered.

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